Voting opens for Global Gaming Awards 2015

Published: Tuesday 4th August 2015
Voting has officially begun on the Global Gaming Awards 2015.

A panel of 50 judges comprised of leading industry executives will vote across 12 categories covering both the land-based and digital industries, selecting their winner and runner-up from a shortlist of 10 companies or 5 individuals in each category, with the runner-up votes used to decide the award victor in the event of a tie. In the interests of fairness, judges will not be permitted to vote in any categories in which their companies feature.

Major corporate advisory firm KPMG’s Gibraltar team will again assume the role of official voting adjudicator for the awards looking at fairness and accuracy across the voting process.

Archie Watt of KPMG Advisory Ltd in Gibraltar said: "Following a successful process last year, we are delighted to once again adjudicate the Global Gaming Awards. We will be verifying the voting process, including software testing, to help to provide evidence that voting has been conducted in a transparent and equitable manner, and that the results are an accurate reflection of the votes cast by the 50 judges."

Award winners will be announced at a ceremony during G2E Vegas.

The Global Gaming Awards are powered by Gambling Insider and presented to the industry in association with G2E Vegas. NYX Gaming Group is the Lead Partner of the Global Gaming Awards 2015.

For more information on the Global Gaming Awards go to www.globalgamingawards.com

GLOBAL GAMING AWARDS 2015 JUDGING PANEL
Gavin Isaacs - President & CEO, Scientific Games
Antonios Kerastaris - CEO, Intralot
Walter Bugno - President & CEO, IGT International
Roger Raatgever - CEO, Microgaming
Jan Jones Blackhurst - EVP of Communications, Government Relations and CR, Caesars Entertainment
Geoff Freeman - President & CEO, American Gaming Association
Per Eriksson - President & CEO, NetEnt
Nicky Senyard - CEO & Founder, Income Access
Jamie Odell - CEO & Managing Director, Aristocrat Leisure Limited
Jeremy Thompson-Hill - CEO, OpenBet
Armin Karu - Chairman, Olympic Entertainment Group
Ben Lee - Managing Partner, iGamiX
Bill Lerner - Principal, Head of Investment Banking, Union Gaming Group
Carsten Koerl - CEO, Sportradar
Cristina Romero de Alba - Partner, LOYRA
Debi Nutton - EVP of Casino Operations, Wynn Resorts
Ed Ware - CEO, 32Red
Chris Harrison - Industry Head - Financial Trading & eGaming, Google
Micki Oster - Dispute Resolutions Officer, Kahnawake Gaming Commission
Robin Le Prevost - Consultant, Le Prevost Consultancy
Sheila Morago - Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
Steve Rittvo - Chairman, CEO, Owner, The Innovation Group
Vaughan Lewis - Analyst, Morgan Stanley
Staci Alonso - Senior Vice President & CMO, Station Casinos
Joel Leonoff - Executive Director, Optimal Payments PLC
Kobus Paulsen - Founder & CEO, Securetrading
Joseph Cuschieri - Executive Chairman, Malta Gaming Authority
Vahe Baloulian - CEO, BetConstruct
Endre Kodolanyi - Director, E-Gambling Montenegro
Rob Dowling - CEO, Pentasia
Jennifer Innes - Managing Director, Betting Jobs
James Woods - Head of Performance Marketing, Bet365
Charles Gillespie - CEO, KAX Media
Davin Jacobson - Head of Affiliation, Ladbrokes
Isabelle Andres - CEO, BetClic Everest Group
Matt Davey - CEO/Owner, NYX Gaming Group
John Haddock - CEO, Betfred
Valerie Spicer - Executive Director, Arizona Indian Gaming Association
Frank Fantini - CEO, Fantini Research
Bobby Soper - President, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
Alan Burak - General Manager, Monografie
Tristan Sjoberg - Executive Chairman, TCS John Huxley
Aideen Shortt - Partner Consultant, Industry Consultant
John Hagan - Founding Partner, Harris Hagan
Olga Finkel - Senior Partner, WH Partners
Filippos Antonopoulos - CEO, Vermantia
Laura Scanlan - Client Partner, Facebook
John Connelly - CEO, Interblock
Chris Grove - Editor & Publisher, GroveIG
Thomas Graf - Chief Technological Officer, Novomatic

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